DescART.es curates the Art Gallery at Matthews Yard, which hosts local artist exhibitions and creative events, with the space available to hire for functions and meetings as well as curating the art in the cafe. We also mediate between artists and businesses to collaborate and organise projects of interest like creative signwriting, commissions and street art in interiors and outside space.

What is descART.es?
DescART.es is a creative initiative set up by Leoni Descartes in February 2015. DescART.es is about curating local  art and events of intellectual and creative value to people from all walks of life in the local community.

Thornton Heath Collective exhibition in the Gallery space at Matthews Yard Croydon
Thornton Heath Collective exhibition in the Gallery space at Matthews Yard Croydon

Our primary focus is on providing artwork of community interest and value to high footfall public or private spaces and managing all aspects of the exhibitions and public displays with the businesses we collaborate with.

Exhibitions held in the gallery at Matthews Yard in the past year, have done very well with a great deal of art sales. All from a bit of underutilised and neglected space at Matthews Yard. Check out this interview to see what we can do for your space.

Croydon Life Drawing workshop takes place every Tuesday in the studio at Matthews Yard
Life Drawing at Matthews Yard

All of these objectives and our workshops are modeled on sustainability, exposure and social intelligence.  It’s about creating and collaborating with providers and businesses to create events that not only are creative, artistic and independent, but making skill learning relevant, and dare I say it? – Trendy and enjoyable.

All enquiries: Info@descART.es
Based : descART.es gallery, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF